Overlay project on Lefthand Canyon Drive starts Aug. 17

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Boulder County Press Release

Aug. 13, 2015

Media Contact: Andrew Barth, Transportation Communications, 303-441-1032

Overlay project on Lefthand Canyon Drive starts Aug. 17

Boulder County, Colo. -- Boulder County’s Transportation Department will begin an overlay project on Monday, Aug. 17 on upper Lefthand Canyon Drive between mile marker 12 and the Town of Ward limits. The work will take place from approximately 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is expected to last until early October, weather permitting.

During construction, travel will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic in both directions. Traffic control personnel will be used to move motor vehicles and cyclists through the work area. During non-working hours, road conditions in the construction zone may be less than ideal as the top layers of asphalt will be removed, so please use caution traveling through the area. Boulder County will do its best to ensure safe travel for all modes throughout the project’s duration.  

Overlay operations rehabilitate roads by milling off the old road surface and applying a new layer of asphalt. Roads will also be restriped after paving operations are complete. The new surface typically lasts between 15 and 20 years.  

Boulder County Transportation encourages motorists and cyclists to avoid unnecessary travel on Lefthand Canyon Drive during construction.

While Boulder County Transportation Maintenance strives to complete all projects on-time, work is weather dependent and there may be delays due to rain or other unfavorable working conditions.

For more information on the work, contact Andrew Barth, Transportation Department Communications Specialist, at abarth@bouldercounty.org or 303-441-1032.